Klarinet Archive - Posting 001452.txt from 1998/04
From: James Fay <n3hpz@-----.com>
Subj: new Klarinet FAQ
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 16:39:06 -0400
The Klarinet FAQ
James Fay, n3hpz@-----.com
v3.0 April 26, 1998
This document describes the Klarinet mailing list, available on the
Internet. It is intended for those people who are interested in con-
necting to the Klarinet list and in sharing information there.
1. What is Klarinet??
Klarinet is an unmoderated discussion group for clarinet players,
teachers, and enthusiasts. All interested persons are invited to
subscribe, and all aspects of clarinettistry are discussed. This is an
excellent forum to ask questions, share information, or just listen.
2. How Much does Klarinet cost?
Klarinet is free, there is no charge to subscribe.
3. How do I sign up for Klarinet?
Send an e-mail message to: klarinet-subscribe@-----.org
You don't have to say anything in the subject area or message area.
To sign up for Klarinet in digest form, send e-mail to:
Note that you can be signed up for both, and that you have to
subscribe/unsubscribe to klarinet and klarinet-digest separetly.
4. How do I send mail to Klarinet?
Send mail for Klarinet to: klarinet@-----.org
5. Who runs this thing?
The list owners are Jim Fay (n3hpz@-----.com) and Cap Bromley
(cbromley@-----.us) of Northern Virginia Community College,
Annandale, Virginia. Jim is a Professor of Music and a clarinettist.
Cap is a music school graduate (organist and MIDI) and a Systems
System administration is done by Mark Charette (charette@-----.
6. Is this part of the Clarinet Magazine?
This list is totally independent of the Clarinet Magazine and of the
International Clarinet Association or any other organization. It was
developed solely to serve anyone interested in the clarinet. The
International Clarinet Association does have a presence on Klarinet,
with a liason.
7. OK, I'm subscribed, what do I do now?
Anything you want! It would be good to send a note to Klarinet
introducing yourself to the list and perhaps saying what particularly
interests you about the clarinet. Don't be surprised (and don't take
it personally) if you don't get a response at first. Mabye just send a
message again in a couple of days.
8. Why Klarinet and Not Clarinet, can't you spell?
There already is Clarinet on the Internet, it is a subscription-based
financial news network. Since Jim Fay was working on his Brahms
dissertation at the time, we had this brilliant idea..............!
9. Who do I complain to?
First, please be aware that it takes a fair amount of system
administration to keep Klarinet running. Sometimes (rarely)
things break down. Please be patient. Try again in
a day or so. If then nothing is happening, contact the list owners.
You can also check the statues of Klarinet on:
10. I just got dropped from Klarinet, do I use the wrong reed or
The list-owners deal with many error messages daily from Klarinet.
This is why you don't hear much from us. In the majority of
cases, these are caused by people letting their mailboxes get full to
the point that further messages are rejected. Because these bounced
messages really clog the Internet, we sometimes have to simply drop a
person from the list. Please don't take it personally, and just
resubscribe in a day or two, and keep up with your mail.
11. Is there a Web page for Klarinet?
This FAQ will be kept on http://www.nv.cc.va.us/~nvfayxj/faq.txt.
Mark Charette has an outstanding web site at http://www.sneezy.org/clarinet,
in which you can subscribe/unsubscribe to klarinet, as well as
search the klarinet archives.
12. What do you talk about on this thing?
All aspects of clarinet history, construction, playing, and teaching
are discussed. Very often it seems that subjects go through cycles,
where people share questions and information.
The only restrictions that are really important are:
-No profanity, please!
-If you have a strong emotional response to a message, before
you reply, take a deep breath, or perhaps step away from the
computer for a moment, and think again about what you are going
to say. People on this list are from all over the world, and some
are young. Think twice.
13. How do I signoff Klarinet.
Send mail to:
Please do not send un/subscribe requests to klarinet@-----.org
14. We have been spammed with get rich schemes, etc., what can we do?
The new software that klarinet runs on (ezmlm) is the best that can
currently be found to avoid spamming and hacking, nontheless some may
While we try to hunt down these culprits, they often are using
bogus e-mail addresses. Its probably best to not even waste bandwidth
flaming about them, although that may be a hard pill to swallow,
but we do do the best we can to minimize it.